Popular in Japan, soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour. They are a good source of nutrients like manganese, lean protein, and thiamine. Since buckwheat is a gluten-free grain, soba noodles are a good choice for people following the Candida diet.
When shopping for soba noodles be sure to read the ingredient labels carefully as some soba noodles are made with a combination of buckwheat and wheat flours. Brands like Eden, which contains 100% Buckwheat Soba Noodles, are a good choice.
This recipe also contains a bunch of delicious veggies, full of the nutrients that your body needs to maintain your energy levels and support a healthy immune system. And it’s garnished with cilantro, sesame seeds, and coconut aminos to give it a tasty Asian flavor.
- 4 oz. soba noodles, cooked
- 1/2 tsp. sesame oil
- 2 Tbsp. oil, such as coconut or olive
- 1/4 cup finely diced shallot
- 1 summer squash, halved lengthwise and cut into half-moons
- 1 zucchini squash, halved lengthwise and cut into half-moons
- 1 celery rib, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup diced yellow pepper
- 4 to 5 shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
- Pinch of salt
- 2 Tbsp. fresh minced cilantro
- 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
- Splash of coconut aminos
- Prepare soba noodles as directed on package. Transfer noodles to a bowl, add sesame oil, toss, set aside.
- In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add shallot, summer squash, zucchini squash, celery, yellow pepper, shiitake mushrooms and a good pinch of salt, then sauté until vegetables soften and just begin to brown, about 6 to 8 minutes.
- To serve, transfer noodles to a serving platter and top with sautéed vegetables. Garnish with minced cilantro, sesame seeds and a splash of coconut aminos.
For another variation, soba noodles can be served cold with our cucumber salad.